TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery

BA SCORE
99
world-class

77 Reviews
TJ's Restaurant & DrinkeryTJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

35 Paoli Plz
Paoli, Pennsylvania, 19301-1303
United States

(610) 725-0100 | map
tjsbeer.com

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Added by ggaughan on 05-22-2006

PLACE STATS
Score:
99
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
116
Avg:
4.5
pDev:
6.22%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
200
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 77 | Ratings: 116
Reviews by Soonami:
Photo of Soonami
4.5/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I was here for the first time for the Suburban Philly BA Meet-up on June 18, 2011. The event was $10 for admission into the restaurant where TJ's would provide food, water, and service.

The restaurant and bar is unassuming, located in a suburban strip mall across the street from a train station. But inside is nice exposed brick walls with homey decor and a nice bar that is clearly removed from the main dining area.

For the BA meetup, the back room was reserved for the tasting with a couple tables set up for the bottle share. and the middle room was set-up with a couple cafe tables and several tables filled with huge platters of each chicken salad, kobe beef, and crab cake sliders. There was also a cheese plate that several pounds of about 5 cheeses with olives, salami, dates and toast/crackers. The food was very good and a huge steal at $10! I especially like the mini-crab cake sliders where the "crab" was high quality lump crab meat that was lightly fried served simply on a challah bun.

The service was good, they provided several pitchers of ice water that was constantly refilled and plenty of clean, new tasting glasses were brought in as the old ones were cleared. The servers were attentive the entire time and were not rude about kicking us out when the event was over. Even though it was supposed to end at 4, they let us stay until 4:45.

The draft selection was good, but not mindblowingly awesome, although Hill Farmstead Double Citra was rumored to have been put on when we left. The majority of the beers are good craft beers, featuring many locals and interesting imports, especially Belgians. I would absolutely go back again, if only it weren't 35 minutes from my house.

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Photo of biker2679
4.35/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Always a solid, well thought out tap selection with something to please everyone. They seem to have good relationships with distributors/brewers and pull a fair number of harder to find brews. Weeknight events are fun. I wish the menu was a bit more inventive, but the specials are usually pretty decent.

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Photo of ssimpson89
4.26/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of jackrodgers77
4.86/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of trapper2408
4.84/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Shnanign
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cjohns73
4.66/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Upscale place that had both a bar area and a more formal restaurant area. Obviously we were there for the draft list -- I remember something on the order of 20 lines. From the looks of it they have specials on Mondays to kick kegs from that weekend and get new stuff on. When we visited there were 5 options from Hill Farmstead, which was amazing. Apparently they will always have something on tap from HF going forward, and I will also always be there as I move to the area. Oh yeah, food. Very nice, gastropub+ type fare.

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Photo of shaemmerle
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great variety of dishes, all are executed well. Bar has a nice ambiance, as does the dining room. Best tap list west of Philadelphia. A favorite stop for my wife and I.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.08/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Fat_Maul
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

No crap on tap sign says it all. Always something new here I haven't tried. Food is bangin.

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Photo of Aaron_Jones
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Fcip78
4.79/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of blassor
4.05/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Bill69
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of TipsyKitty
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Lurkerson
4.45/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of little_star
4.21/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Newbyjam
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

TJ's has a consistently fine beer list coupled with fine cuisine. What's not to like? Their Anniversary events are top-notch, too.

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4/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev 0%

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TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery in Paoli, PA
4.5 out of 5 based on 116 ratings.
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